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The Benefits of Wireless Lighting in Homes

May 05, 2010 By: Administrator Category: Home Interior Lighting Options

What will we do without light? We’ll be walking around in the dark, bumping around everything near us, and just becoming helpless in whatever we do. Light is a necessity, and so technology has produced lighting within your homes, in the form of light bulbs, lamps, and other lighting equipment.

However, these lighting devices share one thing – they all need switches. How else can they get the electricity that they need to operate, as you turn them on or off? Thankfully, wireless lighting has been developed to eliminate this hassle.

Why is non-wireless lighting a pain? Mostly because of the effort that you need to go through to stand up and flick a switch when you need the light on or off. When you’re already on your couch, relaxing and eating your snacks while watching your favorite TV show, it’s a huge distraction if you’re required to flick the switch. These wall switches also pose danger, especially to children – the protection on these switches is limited to their housing. If somehow the housing comes off, the circuits and wires are readily exposed, which is a great health risk.

Interior wireless lighting eliminates all these, and even more. Interior wireless systems provide you with a remote to turn on and off the lights – not only do you eliminate the switch, you also look cool in the process. And besides, it’s very easy to install such wireless lighting systems.

When you go to the hardware store, you will find interior wireless lighting kits which you could install by yourself. Basically, what you need to do is to replace the switch with a receiver and a remote. You have to turn off your circuit breaker first of course, so that you won’t get electrocuted. The light switch can easily be removed and the wires can easily be reconnected to your new receivers. You then replace the housing with the ones in the kit, turn on your circuit breakers once more, and your wireless lighting is good and ready to go.

It’s not a big deal, and it’s not a huge investment. It is, however, a great help in helping you relax even more when you’re at home. Interior wireless lighting is definitely a must in every home – for the convenience and the practicality.

Victoria Graham has been writing articles for nearly 4 years. Come visit her latest website over at http://www.wirelesslightingshop.com/ which helps people find the best interior wireless lighting and information they are looking for when looking for the perfect wireless lighting for interior and exterior homes and businesses.

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3 Ways to Use A Ceiling Fan in Your Home

May 04, 2010 By: Administrator Category: Home Interior Lighting Options, Light Fixtures

Westinghouse 78248 Turbo Swirl Ceiling Fan: $74.95
Ceiling fans have been around longer than electricity! Surprised? You should be. Invented in 1886, ceiling fans were powered by water in the pre electricity days. In 1882, the first motorized ceiling fan was invented. Originally ceiling fans only featured two blades; by World War I many ceiling fans had four blades. The two additional blades helped circulate more air.
The Many Uses of a Ceiling Fan
Many hear ceiling fan and think of a device used for cooling. While a ceiling fan does move air, it does not change the temperature of the air. A ceiling fan can create a breeze in an area by moving air but will not dramatically cool a space like an air conditioner would. However, for a warm, sweaty night, a ceiling fan can cool off a still room. Cooling a room at night with a ceiling fan versus an air conditioner saves on energy.
On the flip side, ceiling fans can also circulate heat in cooler months. During this time, the blades would be turned in the opposite direction. We have all heard the saying that heat rises, the fan will help distribute the warm air around the room.
In addition, ceiling fans are also an affordable way to upgrade your home décor. Usually priced around $100 – $300, ceiling fans are very easy to install and can usually be done without the help of a professional.
Ceiling fans are both functional and practical. Add a ceiling fan to your home or office today!

How to Select the Right Lamp

May 03, 2010 By: Administrator Category: Home Interior Lighting Options

Traditional Bronze Urn Table Lamp: $69.99

Lamps are available in an assortment of styles and can be used in several ways. There are many types of lamps to accommodate the needs of many. Whether it is to provide functional light, decorative light or to serve as home accessory, lamps are common features in many homes.
A few years back, homes and apartments were not built with ceiling lights. Many of these homes that did not feature ceiling lights had light switches that connected to the electrical outlet. During this time, lamps became a very common item in stores because they were needed to light homes. Depending on the type of light needed and décor of the room, some common type of lamps are: floor lamps, table lamps, ceiling lamps, hanging lamps, and desk lamps.
When lighting a large space, floor lamps are quire popular. Typically, they are placed in the corners of the room and often serve as decorative pieces as well. Floor lamps are commonly found in entry ways, dining rooms and bedrooms. This fixture provides light while enhancing your décor; you can’t go wrong with that.
When it comes to living rooms, offices and bedrooms, table lamps are often the best option. Table lamps are available in an assortment of styles and accent any style of home décor. Table lamps are light weight and can also be moved from room to room if the decorator wishes. Depending on the size of the lamp and the type of shade used, table lamps can provide a large or small amount of light. While they can be capable of providing larger amounts of light, these lamps are often used for reading or a little indirect light.
There are several types of styles of lamps available, to select the best lamp for your home, you must consider the overall u se of the lamp. Also keep in mind, the lighting provided by a lamp can be different if you experiment with different lamps.

Chandelier VS Mini Chandelier

May 03, 2010 By: Administrator Category: Home Interior Lighting Options, Light Fixtures

Minka Lavery Lights Mini Chandelier: 03.00

Smaller chandeliers that are 12 inches in diameter or smaller are called Chandelettes. Chandelettes, or mini chandeliers, are made for smaller spaces that can not support larger chandeliers. Some prime spaces in which a mini chandelier can be used are: bathrooms, stairways or foyers. Chandelettes are so small; two chandelettes can be used in one area without overwhelming the décor of the space. Mini chandeliers are also available in an assortment of styles and colors.
Just as with any other chandelier, there are a few key areas of interest when planning to decorate with a mini chandelier. One of the more important areas is the ceiling height. If a mini chandelier is hung from a high or vaulted ceiling, the light fixture may not emit much light. If the mini chandelier is unable to light the space, it would no longer serve as functional lighting. Rooms with a ceiling that does not require a longer extension chain for a Chandelette would provide the best results.
Another area to consider is the size of the space. A Mini chandelier is less than a foot in diameter. It would not be practical to use this method of lighting to provide functional lighting for a large space. If you are lighting an area that has allot of traffic, it would not be wise to place a hanging chandelier. It would not be comfortable for the homeowner or guests to repeatedly bump heads against the chandelier in passing.
When selecting a mini chandelier for your home color will play a major role. It is important to consider the color and style of your décor when selecting a chandelier for your home. For example, if the space is painted white, you may want to select a fixture that is a contrasting color. Selecting a light fixture that is the same color as your walls may cause the chandelier to blend in with the walls. This may not be the best option if the goal is to enhance the décor of your space.
The décor style of your home will affect the style of your chandelette. If the home is decorated in modern home décor, a traditional crystal chandelier may not be the best option. Some commonly using styles of mini chandeliers are art deco, traditional, Victorian, mission, Asian and Early American.
Chandeliers and mini chandeliers are a wonderful additional to any home décor. They are available in an assortment of styles and colors available.

Is Kitchen Track Lighting Right for You?

April 22, 2010 By: Administrator Category: Home Interior Lighting Options

Track lighting is lighting that has light fixtures attached to one mount. Typically there are multiple fixtures attached. Most often track lighting is used for accent or task lighting. If there is a piece of artwork to be displayed, track lighting would be the perfect form of lighting.
Track lighting is a refreshing option that allows decorators and home owners to stray away from traditional lighting methods. Tired of lamps and flush mount lighting? Give track lighting a try.
Eglo 4 Light Track Fixture, Nickel and Chrome

What is task lighting?
Task lighting is lighting that highlights a space so that certain functions can be performed. For instance, a kitchen is designed for cooking and baking. In order to successfully complete these tasks, an adequate amount of lighting is required. Kitchen track lighting is becoming very popular as a method of modern task lighting.
Track lighting can cut energy costs while enhancing the décor of your space. Research has shown that kitchen track lighting less energy than traditional kitchen lighting. In addition, the sleek and posh designs of track lighting fixtures instantly upgrade the décor in your kitchen.
One common issue owners of older homes face is the issue of wire. Track lighting is a newer form of lighting and as a result many older homes are not wired to support this form of lighting. However, manufactures of track lighting offer special kits that cater to these homes. While your options may not be as plentiful in regard to style, interior track lighting is still an option.
Track lighting is a modern and effect form of lighting perfect for many rooms. If you are looking for a decorative yet functional light fixture, track lighting may be the perfect choice!

Choosing the Right Antique Lighting Fixture for Your Home

April 20, 2010 By: Administrator Category: Home Interior Lighting Options

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Antique lighting is available in a number of styles to compliment your home décor. Depending on the type of lighting desired, some popular styles are flash mounts, pendant, and scones. We will take a closer look at each of these types of antique lighting fixtures.

Antique flush mount
Flush mount lighting fixtures are most often found in areas that have lower ceilings such as entry ways and hallways. One of the oldest types of interior lighting, flush mounting remains one of the common types of lighting in homes because of one reason. Flush mount lighting works! Flush mount lighting is usually used in places that require functional lighting without all the bells and whistles. If you are selecting a light fixture for a hallway or small bathroom, space not allow for a large elaborate lighting fixture.

Flush mount ceiling lights are available in an assortment of styles, colors and prices.

Antique Pendant lighting
Pendant lighting hangs from the ceiling. Picture those lights that hang over the food at a buffet, only prettier. Pendant lighting is most often found in kitchens and offices. However, if decorative lighting is on the menu, pendant lighting is the perfect option. One huge selling point for pendant lighting is the cost savings. Pendant lighting has been reported to use less electricity than other traditional forms of lighting.
Although pendants were introduced to the world of lighting as an affordable alternative to chandeliers, they are steadily growing in popularity.
More and more pendant lighting is becoming a common feature in living rooms, kitchens, bedrooms and foyers. While they were introduced as a smaller more conservative version of the chandelier, in recent times, pendant lighting can be very elegant. There are some styles of pendant lighting that features crystals and other dangling elements.

Antique wall sconce
Wall sconces are a form of lighting that is attached to the wall to provide background lighting. Wall sconces would not be an ideal form of lighting for a room that requires functional or direct lighting. Wall sconces are available in an assortment of styles ranging from contemporary to antique.
Many antique wall sconces are made of the same materials. Commonly, antique wall sconces are available in gold, brass, and glass or metal. Antique wall sconces are known to bring charm and style to any living space.

There are several options available in antique lighting fixtures. Before selecting a type of lighting for your home, start by determining the type of lighting that you need. From there, the world is yours!

Creative Lighting Option: Shabby Chic Chandelier

April 19, 2010 By: Administrator Category: Home Interior Lighting Options, Light Fixtures

Shabby Lighting Option: Shabby Chic Chandelier

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Decorating in shabby chic décor is often done to make a space more comfortable. If you are a fan of floral patterns and lace, shabby chic décor may be the perfect option for you.

When chandeliers are mentioned, many people envision a huge brass chandelier or a candle chandelier. However, in these days, chandeliers can be modern and contemporary to compliment any space.

Why not upgrade your space with a custom shabby chic chandelier? The chandelier can be customized to cater to the current décor of your space. When creating your own chandelier, your creativity can take over. Most decorators start at thrift stores and flea markets, searching for old chandeliers. These chandeliers can be restored with paint, lights, lace and fabric. If you chose to simply restore an old crystal chandelier, you could purchase new crystals from an antique shop. If you really want your personality to shine through, the original crystals can be replaces with other shiny objects such as rhinestones and pendants.

A shabby chic chandelier can be an affordable and creative interior ligting option. Check out the pictures below for inspiration!

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3 Table Lamps that Establish Mood in a Room!

February 15, 2010 By: Administrator Category: Home Interior Lighting Options, Light Fixtures

The lighting design of your room often does more than provide light in your room. Your lighting design can also create a certain mood or atmosphere for your space. When purchasing lamps and ceiling light fixtures, the intent is to provide functional light for your room, rarely do you consider the effect the selected fixtures work on your. Floor lamps and table lamps are light fixtures that help decorate your room while providing light. Floor lamps are also great sources of mood lighting or providing light or decorate around your personality.
Antique Brass Floor Lamp

Antique Lamps
When the term antique is added to the description of any item instantly adds class and elegance. The same applies for your home décor. Antique lamps create a classy and elegant flair in any room. If used in a living area or dining room, an antique lamp can also serve as a great conversation piece. While many lamp manufactures are working to create lamps in an antique style, it is not the same as scoring an original antique from an antique shop. However, if you would like to avoid the hunt, there are a variety of styles and models available to compliment many styles of home décor.
The key features of an antique lamp are:
• Stained-glass lampshade
• Brass finish
• Intricate designs
If you desire only original antique lamps, your price may be a bit higher than those that purchase a modern version. Some antique lamps, such as a French antique lamp, can cost as much as a few thousands of dollars. Another thing to consider when purchasing this form of lighting is the type of light emitted. Antique lamps are not designed to provide the same amount of light modern lights provide. If you decide to purchase a true modern lamp, it is likely that the lamp will deserve as a decorative lamp only.

Water Panel Floor Lamp

Creative and Unique Pieces
Floor lamps are available in an assortment of styles and materials. There are several lamps, namely modern floor lamps, which are made of unique materials to compliment your décor. Artistic or abstract floor lamps are usually used as decorative lighting and not functional.
Some floor lamps are fashioned with a specific art movement in mind, such as colorful Art Deco pieces. Artists may also hand craft their samples and hand paint customized detailing on the outside of the shade to add characteristic touches for home and/or office use.


Set the Mood
Creating the desired mood or atmosphere with floor lamps is very easy. With careful placement and design of your lamps, it is easy to cause your guests to focus on one area upon entering your room. This can be accomplished through the use of brightly colored lamp shades or a lamp that emits a soft tone of light.

Using Colored Bulbs and Lampshades
Many lamps come with a lampshade. Lampshades afford the versatility of changing the effect a lamp has on your room. Taking it a step further, who says that the bulb used to light your room has to be white? Light bulbs are available in an assortment of colors and wattages. Depending on the type of mood you would like to establish, experimenting with colored bulbs is a great place to start.


Floor lamps can be used to light a room or help boost the décor of your home. Step outside the box and consider lamps that are outside of your comfort zone. It is amazing the difference a lamp, lampshade and light bulb can cause!

Ceiling Light Fixtures and Energy Efficient Bulbs: Can they work well together?

February 15, 2010 By: Administrator Category: Home Interior Lighting Options, Light Fixtures

The ceiling light is one of the most popular forms of lighting fixtures on the market today. Ceiling lights are so popular because not only are they functional, but they can also very stylish. In addition to style and function, ceiling lights can also more energy efficient than many other forms of lighting fixtures. Up until now, many light fixtures relied on incandescent bulbs to light their homes. However, with new energy efficient light bulbs on the market, many are saying goodbye to incandescent light bulbs. An added advantage to energy efficient light bulbs is the price. This form of lighting is easy to replace because the price is so affordable.

If you desire bright and natural lighting, perhaps halogen lighting is the option for you. Most often halogen lighting is used to highlight a particular object or area in a room. While these light bulbs are slightly more expensive than other types of light bulbs, they also have a longer life span. A major factor to consider when using halogen light bulbs is the voltage. While lower voltage halogen bulbs are more affordable than high voltage bulbs, lower voltage bulbs require a transformer. If placed correctly, a single halogen light bulb can emit more light than several incandescent light bulbs.
Fluorescent lighting is most often used in areas that require light for extended areas or periods of time. Commonly fluorescent lighting is found in kitchens and living areas. Not only is the fluorescent light bulb more cost effective than the incandescent bulb, but it also has a longer life span. When comparing types of fluorescent lights, the conventional tube lights are the most affordable option. The compact fluorescent light is a bit more expensive than other fluorescent bulbs, but it can be used in sockets designed for incandescent bulbs. Compact bulbs are also available in an assortment of wattages and tones.
Today there are several options in both ceiling lighting and the bulbs used in them. If you would like energy efficient bulbs, there are several options available. Once you have determined the type of lighting needed, you can then determine which for of energy efficient lighting would work best.

Universal Style with a Tiffany Floor Lamp

February 10, 2010 By: Administrator Category: Home Interior Lighting Options

Selecting a source of light for your room can prove challenging. Once you have determined the amount of light that you need for your space, you must then find the perfect source. A great multifunctional source of light is the tiffany floor lamp. Tiffany lamps are very popular in the world of interior lighting. The tiffany floor lamp not only provides direct light, but it can also upgrade your room with instant style. There are several other advantages to tiffany floor lamps, let’s take a closer look at Tiffany lamps. Tiffany Style Stained Glass Floor Lamp – VL199

Interior lighting is usually divided into three different categories. Natural light is another, but its effects are dependent on time of day, the season, weather and window treatments. The first category of interior lighting is ambient, or background light, which comes from ceiling fixtures most often located in the middle of the room. This provides an “impersonal” functional light. Second, task lighting is light directed at a work area such as a desk or a table. Third, accent lighting provides a warm feel and is often indirect. The Tiffany floor lamp is a great way to provide all three lighting requirements – ambient, task and indirect in one lamp.

The first design consideration for the Tiffany floor lamp is that it is the perfect solution for low ambient light in corners. Placing one lamp in a corner utilizes two reflective surfaces and provides half the ambient light needed for most rooms. Two Tiffany floor lamps at opposite corners would utilize all four walls as reflective surfaces producing a warm glow that will fill most rooms. Since lighting from the corners is indirect, it accents the room as well.

It is as a task light that Tiffany lamps are the most versatile. Placed next to a desk the floor lamp can easily illuminate most of the work area. At the same time the desk or table is freed from cords, bases and obstructive shades. If a favorite table doubles as a casual workspace it’s an easy matter to move a Tiffany floor lamp a couple of feet out from the corner and utilize it as a task light! In this case you are getting the use of two lamps from one! If more direct lighting is required, consider a Tiffany mini lamp which takes up little space and provide direct lighting on any desk or table.

Since floor lamps are usually one to two feet higher than desk lamps, and are placed to the side of the desk, they will always be a source of greater ambient light in any room in which they are used. And because Tiffany floor lamps have three pull capability it is an easy matter to get the brightness for any task, or the background lighting for any occasion.

Design considerations aside, it is as an accent light that your Tiffany floor lamp will be most valuable! Louis C. Tiffany designed useful objects to beautify the home or office and add that special touch of class. The jewel like qualities of the glass mosaic shades were intended to sooth and relax the appreciative owner. The beautiful floral forms were intended to divert the mind. It is here that the Tiffany lamps really shine!

A Tiffany Lamp for your home or office will add elegance to any decor. With a variety of styles, a Tiffany Floor Lamp or Tiffany Mini Lamp will provide a colorful touch of shimmering decorative effect to your home. Find a wide variety of Tiffany Lamps at http://www.tiffanytablefloorlamps.com now.

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